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Russell Wilson: Donald Trump is Getting 'Out of Hand,' Might Not Last

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) warms up before the first half of an NFL football NFC divisional playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP Photo)

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Feb 2017 09:41 AM

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t think President Donald Trump will last four years in the White House.

The star NFL quarterback addressed what he’s seen from the 45th president thus far during a Facebook Live video Tuesday, saying the president is "getting out of hand."

“Despite anybody’s political issues or views, everybody has a right to choose who they want to vote for,’’ Wilson said, according to a transcription of the video by the Seattle Times. “But this thing is getting out of hand — getting out of hand, people … I think that when you think about all the negativity that’s happened within a 10-day period, however many days it’s been, it’s already too much. It’s already crazy. It’s already affecting people’s hearts and souls and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion.

Wilson discussed minority issues and protests around the nation in response to Trump's executive order on immigration.

"I don’t even know if he’s going to be able last four years, in my opinion. You don’t want to wish bad upon anybody because if he doesn’t last four years that means that something went wrong. So hopefully nothing goes wrong anymore than what it’s already doing. But it’s just been a crazy 10 days already."

Some were surprised to hear Wilson speak out.

"The message was kind of startling not for its passion or its articulation, but its mere presence," Darin Gantt wrote for NBC Sports. "Wilson has taken great pains to be the most vanilla quarterback in the NFL, and having him step so far out of the lanes he had previously stayed in was a surprise."

Trump’s first week in office was far from dull, as the president addressed a rollback of Obamacare, argued inauguration crowd sizes, refuted Russia-hacking claims, reinstated a global gag rule, implemented an immigration ban, and vowed to cut federal funding in sanctuary cities.

Trump’s immigration ban is one of the moves made by the president that has many in an uproar.

Trump signed an executive order on Friday that put a temporary ban on refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries, prohibiting their entry into the U.S., ABC News noted.

The ban sparked nationwide protests over the weekend at airport terminals across the country.

To hear Wilson’s surprising Facebook Live comments for yourself, take a look at the video below. Wilson starts to get political around the 9:40 mark.

Twitter users reacted to Wilson's comments.

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